Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Introduction

Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the United States. The state government’s population bureau lists a January 1, 2006 estimate of 10,245,672. The county is home to 88 incorporated cities and many unincorporated city-like areas. All of southern Los Angeles County, up to about the center of the county, is heavily urbanized. As of 2004, the county’s population is larger than the populations of 42 states and is home to over a quarter of all California residents. According to the United States Conference of Mayors, Los Angeles County boasts a GDP among the twenty largest in the world.

Los Angeles County has a host of on-the-ground preschool activity. Los Angeles Universal Preschool (LAUP), an independent public benefit corporation funded by First 5 Los Angeles, leads the effort to make effective preschool available to every 4-year-old in Los Angeles County, regardless of their family’s income, by 2014. Learn more about preschool efforts in Los Angeles at LAUP’s website.

Article Title Authors Date
Power of Preschool Demonstration Program Progress Report: Los Angeles First 5 California 10/01/08
2007 Child Care Portfolio for Los Angeles County California Child Care Resource… 12/10/07
Planning for the Best Collaboration and Legacy‐Building for a… Karen Hill Scott, Ed.D. 12/09/08
Plan4Preschool April 2008 Newsletter (Los Angeles County) Plan4Preschool 4/23/08
2008 LAUP Stakeholder Survey The Karen Hill Scott… 10/03/08
The Economic Impact of the Early Care and Education… Insight Center for Community… 1/01/08
2005 California Child Care Portfolio for Los Angeles County California Child Care Resource… 1/01/06
Steps to Excellence Program Implementation Plan: Los Angeles Los Angeles County Policy… 10/12/06
LAUP - Star Quality Rating Scale for Centers Los Angeles Universal Preschool 1/01/05
Child care counts Kathleen Malaske-Samu and April… 8/01/00
Enhancing emergent literacy in a preschool program through teacher-researcher… David B. Yaden Jr.… 12/15/00
Los Angeles County children’s literacy experiences, emotional well-being and… Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo and Anne… 9/01/03
Time for school: Transitioning from child development to kindergarten Los Angeles County (Calif.).… 4/01/06
Patterns of Child Care Use for Preschoolers in Los… Laura Chyu, Anne R.… 1/01/05
The Effects of a Universal Preschool Program in California:… Lynn A. Karoly, James… 1/01/05
Are L.A.’s Children Ready for School? Sandraluz Lara-Cinisomo, Anne R.… 5/15/04
Los Angeles Next Five Strategic Plan (2004-2009) First 5 Los Angeles,… 1/01/04
Los Angeles Master Plan (2004-2014) Karen Hill-Scott, Ed.D., Los… 2/12/04
LAUP 5-Star Quality Assessment and Improvement System [California Preschool… 10/01/06
Summary of 2-,5-,7- Year Goals [Knowledge Transfer, Section 10] LAUP, Karen Hill-Scott and… 11/01/05
Work Force Task Team [Knowledge Transfer, Section 9] LAUP Workforce Task Team,… 11/01/05
Special Needs Task Team [Knowledge Transfer, Section 8] LAUP Special Needs Task… 11/01/05
Quality Task Team [Knowledge Transfer, Section 7] LAUP Quality Task Team,… 11/01/05
Parent Engagement Task Team [Knowledge Transfer, Section 6] LAUP Parent Engagement Task… 11/01/05
Operations and Service Delivery Task Team [Knowledge Transfer, Section… LAUP Operations and Service… 11/01/05
Family Child Care Inclusion Task Team [Knowledge Transfer, Section… LAUP Family Child Care… 11/01/05
Curriculum and Articulation Task Team [Knowledge Transfer, Section 2] Karen Hill-Scott and Company,… 11/01/05
Coordination with Existing Systems Task Team [Knowledge Transfer, Section… Karen Hill-Scott and Company,… 11/01/05